Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 75 80
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.94% 2.02% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.28% 9.82% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 8
Milton Keynes median daily rate £320 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.86% -1.74% +18.73%
10th Percentile £114 £317 £378
90th Percentile £339 £532 £511
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £419 £445
% change year-on-year -22.39% -5.95% +18.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year +10.91% -26.67% -26.47%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 239 285 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.04% 20.56% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 180 103
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -3.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £279 £312 £313
90th Percentile £542 £550 £529
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £53.33 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.06% -6.06% -18.26%
10th Percentile £11.51 £15.10 £10.35
90th Percentile £55.00 £15.90 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £46.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +196.77% -6.06% -26.97%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) SCCM
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Office 365
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) McAfee
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) MCSE
6 5 (33.33%) MCSA
6 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
7 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 4 (26.67%) iPad

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 6 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) HTTP
6 1 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
1 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (26.67%) iPad
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) MCSA
3 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) McAfee
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (13.33%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos